10 Outfit Suggestions For This Heatwave — That Aren't Crop Tops

When the temperatures are this high, it's tempting to ask yourself, "Wait. So I can't get away with wearing a bathing suit in public?" The idea of wearing pants or anything else that might stick to your sweaty body is enough to make you break out in a rash (but maybe that's just from the heat). Take a look through these 10 outfits, courtesy of Instagram, for some summer-ready looks that won't get you fired or accused of being crazy.

Hey, Mother Nature. We get it. You're hot.

When the temperatures are this high, it's tempting to ask yourself, "Wait. So I can't get away with wearing a bathing suit in public?" The idea of wearing pants or anything else that might stick to your sweaty body is enough to make you break out in a rash (but maybe that's just from the heat). Take a look through these 10 outfits, courtesy of Instagram, for some summer-ready looks that won't get you fired or accused of being crazy.

Wear a Hat — Yes, Really

It might seem counterintuitive. After all, won't your head get hot and sweaty under a hat? Well, maybe if you wore a knit beanie, but a wide-brimmed sunhat is ideal for days that are, well, sunny. It's especially perfect for those days where your face is so sweaty that your sunglasses are actually sliding off your face. Photo via Instagram

Wear Chambray, Not Denim

Chambray is basically denim's more laid-back cousin. It looks like denim, but it's actually far more breathable, which means you won't feel like you're dying. Photo via Instagram

Go For a Printed Maxi Dress

If you're going to be smelly and sweaty, why not embrace the hippie vibe with a printed maxi dress? Go for one in a flowing fabric. It will be more breathable; plus, it's ideal for spinning in a circle if you do get too hot. It's like you're a human fan. Photo via Instagram

The Right Way To Do a Crop Top

Okay, I know I promised no crop tops, but the look on the left is the perfect example of an appropriate way to wear the trend. High-waisted printed pants in a gauzy material and a light-weight blazer (which you'll take off anytime you're outside or on the subway, because duh) make the look appropriate, but still sexy. Photo via Instagram

White Lace Is Your New Best Friend

Come September, these steamy summer days will be a thing of the past, and you'll be missing the times when it was acceptable to wear sheer white lace in public. Make sure the piece you're wearing has a slip or lining, or you'll be having a major Jessa from Girls moment. Photo via Instagram

A Neon Dress That's Equally Simple And Stylish

A simple dress in a bold color is just about the easiest way to look good in this weather. It looks like you tried super-hard, when in reality you just threw on a dress. Photo via Instagram

A Luxe Tee And Bold Shorts

T-shirt and shorts are a summer standard, but this look takes it to the next level. Neon shorts paired with a printed shirt (this one is especially great, thanks to the sparkle factor) make for the perfect summer afternoon outfit. Photo via Instagram

Long Live The Romper

Again, this is an outfit that appears to have taken a ton of time and effort, when in reality it's just one piece. A printed romper in a summer-ready color is ideal for a day outside. Photo via Instagram

Yes, You Can Wear Pants

Pants? In July? No, it's not just a torture device. Lightweight printed pants are ideal for summer nights, especially when paired with a top knot and a barely-there tank.

The T-Shirt Dress: A Nightgown You Can Wear In Public

Here's a look that's so versatile, so simple, and so comfortable, you won't even mind that it's about 300 degrees outside. During the day, pair your t-shirt dress with a neon statement necklace and crossbody bag, like you here. When you need a bit more polish, you can belt the dress and pair it under a lightweight blazer. Photo via Instagram